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Lakers ink JR Smith for NBA restart

Jul 02, 2020 - 9:03 AM

LeBron James and JR Smith reunite after teaming up to win an NBA crown with the Cavaliers in 2016

BACK AT IT. JR Smith (right) and LeBron James team up for another title bid. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Microsoft chief says EU 'most influential' on tech rules

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:54 AM

The implementation of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation in 2018 has helped create awareness worldwide for the importance of one's digital privacy

BRAD SMITH. President of Microsoft Brad Smith speaks onstage during the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit - Day 1 at Grand Hyatt New York on September 24, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Riccardo Savi/Getty Images for Concordia Summit/AFP

LOOKBACK: Top athletes who spoke out against oppression

Jun 07, 2020 - 8:52 PM

These superstar athletes bravely fought bigger battles outside their sport

THE GOOD FIGHT. NBA legend Bill Russell (left) and LeBron James prove to be champions even off the court. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Former Cavs guard JR Smith beats up alleged truck vandal

Jun 01, 2020 - 1:52 PM

In a video published by TMZ Sports, JR Smith can be seen violently kicking a man when he is on the ground and punching him when he rises

FREE AGENT. JR Smith has not played in the NBA since he suited up for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

India gears up for mega coronavirus concert fundraiser with Mick Jagger, Will Smith

May 03, 2020 - 8:01 PM

The funds will be donated to more than 100 groups providing food and other essential services during the crisis

Barbie launches dolls to honor women sports stars

Mar 04, 2020 - 10:16 PM

Dina Asher-Smith, Amandine Henry, and Olga Kharlan are the latest personalities to have their own Barbie dolls

'Who is this kid?' Former 'Tawag ng Tanghalan' finalist wows Sam Smith, Kelly Clarkson

Feb 09, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Ex-'Tawag ng Tanghalan' finalist Carlmalone Montecido gets the attention he deserves

WHO IS HE? Carlmalone Montecido wows both Sam Smith and Kelly Clarkson with a song cover performed at – where else — a mall display for portable karaoke. Screenshot from Twitter

'Emotional' Will Smith campaigns against homelessness in New York

Dec 08, 2019 - 5:10 PM

'To not have a place to go and to be able to lay your head down with your children at night is a horrendous tragedy,' says Will, who made an appearance for the World's Big Sleep Out campaign

Actor Will Smith poses with fans at The World’s Big Sleep Out event in Time Square on December 7, 2019 in New York. (Photo by AFP)

On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight

Dec 07, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Three books on the changing world

PHLPost launches 'Pinoy Music Icons' commemorative stamps

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:09 PM

The commemorative stamps are in honor of OPM icons Rene Garcia, Rico J. Puno, and Pepe Smith

Jasmine Curtis-Smith encourages followers to register to vote

Sep 28, 2019 - 1:41 PM

The actress registers to vote 6 years after moving back to Manila

JASMINE CURTIS-SMITH. The actress encourages followers to register as voters. File Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Jaden Smith is coming to Manila

Sep 26, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Jaden Smith makes his Manila debut this October

Smith keeps his word, helps Blackwater stay alive

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The former NBA player lives up to his promise as Blackwater drags Rain or Shine to a do-or-die match in their quarterfinals series

NOT THIS TIME. Greg Smith and Blackwater deny Rain or Shine from reaching the semifinals. Photo from PBA Images

Cavs waive veteran JR Smith

Jul 16, 2019 - 9:24 AM

JR Smith is set to become a free agent after nearly 5 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers

GETTING OUT. JR Smith finally finds a way out of the Cleveland Cavaliers whom he expressed disappointment in last season. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Here's how Filipino celebs reacted to BLACKPINK's meet and greet

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Some celebs also reacted to the alleged #ShopeeScam that trended worldwide on Thursday, June 6

WATCH: Morissette Amon meets Will Smith, Alan Menken in Tokyo

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:09 PM

Morissette sings 'A Whole New World' upon the request of Will Smith

Billionaire to grads at U.S. black college: I'll pay off your student loans

May 20, 2019 - 8:03 AM

Robert F. Smith, an African-American businessman tells the new graduating class of historically black Morehouse College that he plans to pay off the entirety of their student debt: an estimated $40 million

PAY IT FORWARD. File photo of Robert F. Smith. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images  North America/AFP

Will Smith says son Jaden inspired him to pick 'Aladdin' role

May 14, 2019 - 7:30 AM

The actor says he was considering between 3 to 4 movies until his son saw the script

US actor Will Smith poses on arrival for the European Gala of Aladdin in central London on May 9, 2019. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Mother knows best: PH stars, Binibining Pilipinas candidates on what they learned from their moms

May 11, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Pia Wurtzbach, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, and Tom Rodriguez talk about the lessons the number one women in their lives imparted

Jasmine Curtis-Smith calls for support to keep ‘Maledicto’ in cinemas

May 04, 2019 - 10:26 PM

The actress decries the lack of support for local films in cinemas

JASMINE CURTIS SMITH. The actress calls for support for her latest film 'Maledicto' as it screens alongside box office heavyweight 'Avengers: Endgame.' Photo by Alexa Villano/Rappler

‘Maledicto’ review: Hesitant evil

May 04, 2019 - 1:08 PM

'Maledicto' is uncertain of what it really wants to be and what it really wants to do

Sam Smith opens up about liposuction at 12, identifying as non-binary

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:13 PM

The singer says he had a liposuction when he was only 12

Australian researchers say dingo is not a dog, but own species

Mar 06, 2019 - 6:04 PM

Twenty researchers from a number of Australian universities found the dingo has many characteristics that differentiate it from domestic and feral dogs, and other wild canids

WATCH: 'Aladdin' trailer shows Will Smith as Genie

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:34 AM

...and in his full blue glory!

HELLO GENIE. Will Smith plays Genie in the live action 'Aladdin' remake. Screenshot from the movie teaser trailer

Pepe above the clouds

Jan 30, 2019 - 3:28 PM

In Baguio, Philippine rock icon Pepe Smith was able to quietly craft songs for his solo album, the underrated ‘Idiosyncrasies,’ which got a cold reception in Manila

Pepe Smith with artists Rebecca Padilla and Benjie Mallari. Photo from Benjie Mallari's collection

SITE: ISIS claims twin suicide bombings of Jolo cathedral

Jan 28, 2019 - 1:32 PM

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LOOK BACK: Pepe Smith's indelible mark on Filipino rock

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

Which Pepe Smith song is your favorite?

ROCK LEGEND. Pepe Smith may have rocked his last, but his memories – especially his music – lives on. File photo by Luis Liwanag/Rappler

'Rakenrol in heaven': Singers, celebrities mourn Pepe Smith's death

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:35 AM

Tributes for the rock legend pour in

Rocker Pepe Smith dies

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Pepe Smith's daughter Daisy confirms his death

Microsoft unveils facial recognition principles, urges new laws

Dec 07, 2018 - 2:45 PM

It's urgent to begin placing limits on facial recognition to avoid the surveillance state described in George Orwell's '1984,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

Republican wins Mississippi's racially-charged Senate runoff

Nov 28, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory preserves the 53-47 majority that Republicans will hold in the Senate when the new Congress convenes in January

REPUBLICAN WIN. Incumbent Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith manages to hold her US Senate seat in the final race of 2018. File photo from Smith's Facebook page

Trump swoops in to support Republican in tense Senate race

Nov 27, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith is locked in an unexpectedly tight runoff vote on November 27 in what should have been reliable Republican territory for the final Senate race of the 2018 midterms

TRUMP IN MISSISSIPPI. US President Donald Trump (C), Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (L), Vice President Mike Pence (2nd from R) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R) participate in a roundtable on the FIRST STEP Act in Gulfport, Mississippi on November 26, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

NBA-worst Cavs cut ties with JR Smith

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The Cleveland guard gets the boot just hours after a controversial interview

OUT. JR Smith won't see action when his former teammate LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers play teh Cavs on Wednesday. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

JR Smith admits he'd like to be traded from Cavs

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:43 AM

'I don't mind taking a back seat or sitting down... but at least communicate that to me,' says Cleveland guard JR Smith

BENCHED. JR Smith's playing time Cavs has been sharply reduced this season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: LeBron James, Kevin Love thank Ty Lue after Cavs firing

Oct 29, 2018 - 1:35 AM

After an abrupt sacking, coach Tyronn Lue gets showered with appreciation by his past and present Cavs players

Coach Tyronn Lue and LeBron James. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: 'JR Smith,' 'Tyronn Lue' show up in LeBron's Lakers home debut

Oct 21, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Impersonators of James' former teammate and coach show up at the Staples Arena holding banners convincing 'The King' to return home in Cleveland

Top UK audit firm to monitor Grab pricing, service quality

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:20 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine Competition Commission chief Arsenio Balisacan says Smith & Williamson 'will serve as our eyes and ears on the ground'

COMPLIANCE. The Philippine Competition Commission selects Smith & Williamson to monitor Grab's compliance to pricing and service quality commitments.

NBA fines Marcus Smart, JR Smith for preseason scuffle

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Both players are slapped with fines for an ugly scuffle during the 1st quarter of Cleveland's home victory over Boston

UGLY. Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation again in the NBA preseason. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP.

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize 2018 wide open

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) This year, a total of 331 individuals and organizations are nominated for the prestigious peace award

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. File photo by Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research harnessing evolution

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:18 PM

(UPDATED) American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter win the Nobel Chemistry Prize

NOBEL LAUREATES. Screen displays portraits of Frances H Arnold and George P Smith, both of the US, and Gregory P Winter of Great Britain during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemestry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 3, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonas Ekstromer/ TT News Agency/AFP

Smith knocks out Groves to reign as WBA super champion

Sep 29, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Britain's Callum Smith wrests the WBA super middleweight crown from his compatriot George Groves

FLURRY. Callum Smith (left) corners George Groves during the World Boxing Super Series super middleweight Ali Trophy Final. Photo by Amer Hilabi/AFP

No Canadians: Air France unions insist on a French CEO

Aug 16, 2018 - 11:53 PM

Nine out of 10 Air France unions say it is 'inconceivable' that the company falls into the hands of a foreign executive

NO WAY. File photo of Air France-KLM planes. AFP Photo

Jasmine Curtis-Smith stars opposite Osric Chau in new film – and it’s not a love story

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Andrea Walter’s ‘Empty By Design’ is about two Filipinos who come home after being away for years

JASMINE CURTIS SMITH. The actress stars in an upcoming film with Osric Chau. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Munguia dominates Smith to retain WBO title

Jul 22, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Mexican Jaime Munguia defends his junior middleweight belt with a unanimous decision win over British Liam Smith

UNDEFEATED. Jaime Munguia tops Liam Smith to keep his record perfect at 30-0. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Microsoft urges regulation of face-recognizing tech

Jul 16, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Rapid improvements in face recognition technology prompt Microsoft to call for government regulation to protect people from potential abuse

'Downton Abbey' headed to the big screen

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:46 AM

The Emmy award-winning series ended in 2015

DOWNTON ABBEY. The period drama is headed to the big screen, with original cast members, including Maggie Smith, reportedly reprising their roles. Screenshot from Twitter.com/DowntonAbbey

US reporters fight back with words after colleagues gunned down

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

Thursday's shooting was one of the worst attacks ever to target journalists in the United States, and local media said police had stepped up security at other news organizations

JOURNALISTS FIGHT BACK. A reporter buys a Capital Gazette newspaper on June 29, 2018, in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Joshua Smith's size advantage becoming a 'weakness,' says TNT's Racela

Jun 23, 2018 - 7:01 PM

Racela believes the KaTropa import – arguably the biggest among the reinforcements – is not getting the calls he deserves

WATCH: Golden State Warriors fans shower JR Smith with 'MVP' chants

Jun 04, 2018 - 12:13 PM

For the fans, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard is one of the heroes in Golden State's Game 1 victory

BOUNCING BACK. J.R. Smith can redeem himself in the best-of-7 NBA Finals duel as the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

TNT so deep Joshua Smith doesn't even need to post double-double

Jun 01, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The 6-foot-10 import plays for just 13 minutes but the KaTropa destroy Columbian by 28 points

QUIET BUT EFFECTIVE. Joshua Smith delivers 11 points and 3 rebounds in his first game back in the PBA for the TNT KaTropa. Photo from PBA Images